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I blew a motherboard trying to upgrade a pre-built system just one more time. So instead of going through that again, I just got the parts I needed to go with the parts I already had and built the gaming PC I always wanted.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

There are quite a few decisions here that could have saved you money, provided better performance, and greater options for customization. First off the H80i GT is quite expensive and can be more complicated than regular air cooling like a Hyper 212 Evo. In the least, if you want better cooling performance, you should get a Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 that does 240CFM at 62dB (a bit loud), but does an insane 27mm H2O, compared to your stock fan doing 71CFM at about 2mm H2O producing 35dB. The Delta is certainly good if you want to try some high level overclocking, and it stays near 25dB producing near 75CFM, or 100CFM near 35dB, but I would recommend a PWM hub for the fan, as it is not PWM.

As for the 2TB WD Black, a much better alternative would be a Toshiba X300 4TB that does 250Mbps read and 205Mbps write with 128mb buffer cache, and 8-12ms access times, and can be found for $120, though it make a bit of audible clicking as it is a high performance HDD.

The case is on the expensive side a little, as a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M (or perhaps wait for that awesome Phanteks Eclipse P400) could be found for $70 and competes very closely, and even has a PWM hub, and other peripherals. With the $45 you could save from that about, you could have gone for a GTX 960, or an r9 380 4GB for a bit more performance, VRAM, and even future performance improvements (DirectX 12, AMD driver updates, and even overclocking). DirectX 12 compatible AMD card will receive major performance gains, and even more with driver improvements.Total power consumption during gaming between a GTX 960 and r9 380 is almost the same as shown in multiple videos.

Other than that, everything looks nice, and I hope it will serve and last you!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well spoken!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

the parts I didn't already have on hand came right out of Maximum PC's medium level build . Its probably been over 15 years since I had built a PC so it was a challenge. I already had the WD drive, video card, blue ray drive, and power supply. So I only really paid for the rest at that point. Thanks for the feedback

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see, I did not realize that, I guess sometimes it is just too late to revise a choice. There is nothing wrong with your choices, but I was just giving my suggestions as a consumer who tends to lean more on the value/deals side.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to be nice but it looks like you spent $1,800 on a gaming build that only has a GTX 950. What were you thinking?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean $1,800, the total cost reads ~$1100

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

still not so good. the 950 is meant for 400-500 gaming systems

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh, I see it now. Agreed

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get the r9 287insted

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

lol dude i dont know if thats a thing.......

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't judge me dude

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

LooK AT MY BuilD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

the 950 was one of the parts I already had and was using in my other machine

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

free is free but i advise you to get a new GPU when nvidia Pascals drops so then ur build will be more balanced

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be nice if you could update the description a little, like tell us what games you play because I don't wanna say bad things about a system because it has a $150 GPU and a $250 CPU without knowing what exactly it is being used for.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

not really a good gaming build. games are mostly GPU intesive not CPU intesive. please do your research in the future.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

All of the parts I picked that I didn't already have came right out of the mid tier build listed in Maximum PCs builds. The system screams and I love it